Obituary of Ann Svetlik Ponder
- Obituary of Ann Svetlik Ponder
Wharton Journal-Spectator Online
31 Jan 2004
Funeral services for Ann Ponder, 82, of Wharton, were held Friday at
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church with Rev. Raymond Jackson
officiating. Burial followed at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. A
rosary service was held Thursday at Wharton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ponder died Jan. 28, 2004 after battling Alzheimer's Diease. She
lived the past seven years with her daughter Bobbie Hajovsky and
family in Rosenberg. She was born on July 12, 1911, in Weimar, the
daughter of the late Alois and Rosalie Macha Svetlik.
She married Robert Compton Ponder on Feb. 22, 1934, in Galveston and
he preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1985. Mrs. Ponder was a member of
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and the Holy Family Altar
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Lou Ann and Richard
Vasek of Starkville, Miss., Mildred and David Sanders of Jackson,
Miss., Jo and Jimmy Edwards of Ethel, Miss, and Bobbie and Tim
Hajovsky of Rosenberg; brothers, Ray Svetlik and Willie Svetlik, both
of Bay City; 19 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 2 great-
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, three
sisters, three brothers and one great-grandson.
If desiring, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association,
11251 NW Freeway, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77092; Our Lady of Mount
Carmel Catholic Church, 506 S. East Ave., Wharton, TX 77488; or a
charity of personal choice.